Category Archives: Small Business

Regift The Wrap, No Tape, No Scissors, No Waste

The winner of the 2018 Connecticut Small Business Administration best home-based business is Regift The Wrap. It was launched in January of 2018. The creator is Glastonbury, Connecticut’s, Linda Longobardi. She decided to try to put a stop to the practice of wrapping gifts with paper that then gets discarded and ends of in up landfills. She Read more…

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Ogham The Oldest Gaelic Language

Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery, it’s believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain. Represented as a series of perpendicular Read more…

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Structural Graphics Markets Companies With “Pop Up” Flair

If you’re looking for “pop up” marketing for your business, look no further than Structural Graphics in Essex, Connecticut. Paper engineers, are hard at work making items that are physical and also virtual that cut through the clutter. Their clients include small companies and the biggest, Google, Toyota to name a few. Structural Chairman, Mike Maguire and Read more…

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The FIXER Bag, Made In New Haven

  New Haven is home to a lot of innovators and entrepreneurs, always has been. Thom O’Leary has a brand new multi-purpose messenger bag with a lot of secret compartments. It’s being made in New Haven at a place called, De Martini Globe Canvas ,where messenger bags have been made for more than 70-years. The FIXER bag weighs just Read more…

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Jewels For Hope, A Connecticut Company That Gives Back

A mother, daughter Stamford-based jewelry-making team is all about giving back. Jewels For Hope has been around since 2009. The company began when Sandy D’Andrea was caring for her ailing mother. She starting making jewelry for the hospice care workers as a way to say thank you for their help, a few years later her daughter Stevie Read more…

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Are You Posting On Multiple Social Media Platforms? SiggPay May Be For You

It’s called SiggPay and it’s being rolled out in March, 2018. The founder behind this social media marketing strategy is Brian Fuller of Trumbull, Connecticut. His idea is to pay you, for your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. All of this is centered around helping small businesses in the state. Fuller says a several day Read more…

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Social Venture Partners Connecticut Is Helping Non-profits Soar

Have you heard of Social Venture Partners Connecticut? They’re a group of people in the state who are part of a global network of folks who dole out money from the private sector and expertise to nonprofits to keep them going in the right direction. SVP Connecticut is also working on helping the state college system, lending Read more…

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Connecticut’s 2017 Small Business Person Of The Year ~ Jovial Foods

Carla Bartolucci is small in stature but huge in the organic and gluten-free worlds. She is Connecticut’s Small Business Person of 2017. She and her Italian-born husband’s business is called Jovial Foods, it’s based in Stonington. Her drive to succeed is spurred by loved ones she and her husband lost, and their eldest daughter, who Read more…

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Repurpose Bowties

Everything old is new again,that’s the idea behind the business that 22-year old Paul Hunter has built. He’s a junior at Regis University in Denver. His company is called “Repurpose Bowties.” He takes discarded pieces of clothing and gives it new life as a bow tie. People started noticing a bow tie he had made from the remnants of Read more…

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The “Go To” Resource for Women Owned Businesses In Connecticut

Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, is a non-profit celebrating 20-years of helping women-owned business owners get on their feet and stay successful. Women starting small businesses in the state far outweighs men doing the same thing. Fran Pastore founded the Women’s Business Development Council, and over the 2-decades has helped nearly 20-thousand women, guiding them Read more…

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